Kachin Army scoutA Kachin Independence Army scout
Kachin child diggingA 14-year-old child soldier digging a bunker. The KIA accepts children, who do military practice and some manual labor, but do not fight.
Je Yang IDP campChildren at Je Yang internally displaced persons camp
Je Yang IDP campJe Yang IDP camp
A Kachin solider stands guard.A Kachin Independence Army solider stands guard. Even at sunrise the temperature is well below zero. The KIA war-time headquarters at Pajau is more than 3,000 meters elevation.
Medical staff treat a landmine victimMedical staff treat a landmine victim
Kachin countrysideKachin countryside
Kachin soldiersKachin Independence Army soldiers
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